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The Reality Check

Oct 30, 2008

In this 'spooky' halloween episode Darren, Xander, and Jon discuss if maybe Dr. Michael Persingers claims deserve a bit of skepticism, and we discuss the real stats behind the dangers of 'trick or treating'. The logical fallacy of the week is the 'Appeal to FEAR'. The science myth of the week is 'Does the moon affect...


Oct 23, 2008

We discuss genetically modified foods (aka "franken-foods") and find out if there's anything to worry about, the growing in popularity Brazilian fruit called the acai (a-sa-ee), and the latest release of UFO documents from a major government (in this case it's the UK). The logical fallacy of the week is the...


Oct 16, 2008

In this episode Adam discusses a Fisher-Price doll that apparently says some 'shocking' things, darren shares with us an essay he wrote about energy (and it's misuse), and Jonathan discusses the psychological theory of cognitive dissonance. We then finish with the logical fallacy of the week and the science myth of...


Oct 9, 2008

On this week's show we discuss a news report that vitamin C may interfere with chemotherapy drugs' ability to fight cancer, a dog that can supposedly do math, and the announcement of a new study that will figure out if out of body experiences are more than just hallucinations.

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Oct 2, 2008

On this week's show we discuss Ogopogo (Canada's own Loch Ness monster), the recent survey that claimed that Canadians believed that it was more likely that scientists would discover Bigfoot than politicians would keep their promises, and the health benefits of spirulina (a type of algea that is gaining in popularity)....